Nick Saltamachia, Videographer

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I got into my line of work because I love stories.

When I was a kid I read a lot of comic books and mythologies, and they were great for the imagination. Now that they tell me I'm a grown-up...I tell very different stories but with the same kind of open mind: news-related, public interest, local business, humanitarian stories...Instead of larger-than-life characters and sensationalized tales, let's talk about everyday folks just doing some good here and there...

With the holidays in mind, we sat down with Pastor Banjamin Ball of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He shared with us some stories about the church's unfortunate history, the congregation's perseverance, and some of the church's stories of hope, as well. Click Here to read the story associated with this...
The Salvation Army is here to help the less fortunate meet their needs year-round but their job is especially important this time of year, because everyone deserves a happy holiday season. They are here to help, but they need our help, too...
On Thursday the 18th the town of Hamel celebrated the opening of their very first McDonalds restaurant. Our Dan Brannan has the details...
We met up with "Doc" Halliday at Alton Square Mall this morning to talk about his community care project, All God's Children Must Have Shoes. We were amazed at how generous he, Alton's Police and Fire Fighters, and Alton's own local individuals and business owners are with this (among several others)...
Here are the few details that are known about the unfortunate body that was found in an abandoned Alton house this morning. See FULL STORY here: http://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/alton-police-secure-scene-apprehend-chase-suspects-5319.cfm ...
Once again the Community Hope Center has rallied local volunteers and donors to ensure that those families that are in need of a little help this Christmas will be able to bring the joy and wonder of the holidays to youngsters' eyes on Christmas Morning. Click here to read the full story ...
The LeSyndicate company hosted their 2nd Annual Toy Drive for the Catholic Children's Home of Alton at the Jacoby Arts Center last Friday. Corey Anderson invited us out to talk a little bit about why he and LeSyndicate felt the need to get involved in helping disadvantaged youngsters have a happier...
We're stepping up our game with covering the great sports programs that Edwardsville High School has to offer! Here's a little highlight video for the Edwardsville Tigers Bowling Team.
It was a wacky year for the Godfrey Snowflake Festival...Parks and Recreation Director, Kim Caughran, invited us out again to enjoy the festivities and despite the nasty weather it was still a great time! Santa and Mrs. Claus were there, of course, but the big surprise was that Ana and Elsa from Frozen...
Family-run, Freer Auto Body hosted their 7th Annual Cookies and Cocoa for Community Christmas this Thursday. Family, friends, and clients dropped off hundreds of toys to go along with the MANY that the Freer's donated, themselves. The event was held in partnerships with the United Way, so that a lot...